Hybrid Strategies in Art



Mimi Botscheller is an artist and educator who has resided and worked in Broward County since 1973. Her paintings combining Eastern and Western ideologies and multiple points of view have been widely shown, both nationally and internationally.  The work has regionally been featured in numerous gallery exhibitions and museum competitions from Miami to Palm Beach.  

Ms. Botscheller has also worked in Public Art as a recipient of the Duane Hanson Allied Artist to assist in the Pompano Beach Streetscape project.  Her commissioned installation located in Terminal 19 in Port Everglades, Ft. Lauderdale has been incorporated into the redesign of the terminal.  Other notable achievements include winning the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, being selected as a semi-finalist for the airport video installation project.  She currently has an installation of paintings, digital work and sculpture in the Surrealism Room of the Young at Art Museum in Davie, Florida.

 In 2003 Mimi was awarded a full tuition scholarship and in 2004 received an MFA in Visual Arts from Miami International University of Art and Design.  She returned to MIU in 2010 to pursue 21 masters credits in Graphic Design with a concentration in digital and motion art. Those studies were completed in June 2011. 

Recognition for her digital photography, motion art and hybrid media collage work has been developing.  Mimi’s Photoshop narratives have been purchased by photography collector Robert Lewis (Denver, CO) and the Biba Gallery in Palm Beach.  Prints from her new body of work were selected for exhibition in SoHo Photo Gallery, NYC in the Professional Woman's Photography show Contrasts.  In addition to her her digital work Mimi’s motion experiment The Reinventor,  was selected as a semi-finalist in the category; Innovation in Motion and Video in Education for the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.   

Ms. Botscheller retired from teaching in 2013 to work as a full time artist and art advisor.



 M.A. 2011. Graphic Design. 21 credits focus in graphic design and motion art. M.F.A. Miami

International University of Art and Design. Miami, Florida

M.F.A. 2004. Visual Arts. Miami International University of Art and Design.

B.A. 1973. Painting/Education. Webster University. St. Louis, MO. Honors in Art.

Areas of specialization: Painting, Illustration, (Traditional and digital), Photography, Graphic Design and Motion Art (After Effects).


Professional Experience

2014 – present.  Member of the Pompano Beach Public Art Committee.  Consulting and purchase of public art for the city of Pompano Beach, FL

2016, 2017.  Curated Matt Carone Exhibitions.  Studio space Las Olas Blvd.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2015 City of Pompano Beach Public Art Committee. Alternative voting member. To Present.

2004 INTERNSHIP. Bernice Steinbaum Gallery. Miami, FL. Gallery assistant during Art

Basel, Miami Beach.

1986 Botscheller Studio. Art and Design Business to present.

1973-2013 Full time instructor of Art and Design. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale,

Retired. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

1976-78 Instructor of Painting and Art History. The Design Schools European Study Tour.  Study abroad program. Florence, Italy


Grants/Fellowships/Public Art

1989 Recipient, South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship. Broward Art Council. Ft.

Lauderdale, Broward County.

Travel/ Sabbatical Grant. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

1997 TERMINAL 19. Port Everglades. Fort Lauderdale. FL. Tile Floor Design. Art in

Public Places Grant.

1996 TERMINAL 19. Port Everglades. Fort Lauderdale. Commissioned paintings/grant

Public Art and Design, Broward County.

2000 Duane Hanson Allied Artist Award. Broward Art Council.

2013 Dania Beach Traffic Signal Project, Public art grant.

2017-2018, 2019 in progress.  City of Oakland Park.  Utility box project.  Public art grant.

 Selected Exhibitions


See Me Exhibition Space.  The Affordable Art Fair. Metropolitan Pavilion. New York, NY

Art that Saves.  Art Serve.  Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


No Constraints to Beauty.  Pompano Beach Cultural Center.  Pompano Beach, FL

The Bag Show.  Group exhibition.  Bailey Contemporary Art Center.  Pompano Beach,  FL


Visions and Verse.  One person exhibition.  Bailey Contemporary Art.  Pompano Beach, FL

Hybrid Strategies. Curator / Exhibitor group exhibition.  Magnetic Pompano Gallery Pompano Beach , FL

Eerie, Creepy, Spooky, Scary. Group show.  Las Laguna Gallery.  Laguna Beach, CA


Basel Broward. Group show. Rossetti Fine Art. Wilton Manors, Fabrica. Invitational group exhibition. Magnetic Gallery. Pompano Beach, FL


BIG. Group exhibition. Art Serve, Ft Lauderdale, FL. Honorable mention.

40 @ 100. Alumni exhibition. Cecille R Hunt Gallery . Webster University. St Louis, MO

ARTPOP. #Kinetic. Group Exhibition. Pompano Citi Center.  Pompano Beach, FL

6 Hands Collaborative. Invitational group show. Art Gallery 21. Wilton Manors, FL


Surrealism Room.  Painting and Sculpture installation. Young at Art Museum. Davie, FL. 

Abracabra. Group Exhibition. Hollywood Art and Culture Center. Hollywood, FL


Director’s Choice. Group exhibition. Viridian Artist's Gallery. New York, NY

Ten Artists to Watch.  LACDA International Juried Competition. Los Angeles, CA

Currated by Holly Harrison, LACM and Peter Frank, Huffington Post. Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Los Angeles, CA


Start Making Sense. Society of Illustrators. New York, NY

Picture Perfect. Group exhibition. Viridian Artist's Gallery. New York, NY


New York, NY. Juried by Jennifer Blessing, Curator Photography, Guggenheim Museum


Contrasts. International Photography Group Show. SOHO Photo Gallery. New York, NY

Red Eye. Video Installation.  Art Serve. Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Faculty show. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL


NEW*ART International Competition. Group exhibition. Armory Center. Palm Beach, FL

Faculty Show. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Multiversal Group Exhibition. Art Basel Event.  Miami,. Miami, FL

All Media Juried Biennial. Group exhibition. Hollywood Art and Culture Center. Hollywood, FL. Juror: Nina Arias

Faculty Show. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Hybrid Strategies. Group exhibition. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Curator: Mimi Botscheller

Faculty. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Fast. Group exhibition. Temporary space. Wynwood, Miami. FL. Curator: Jordan Massengale

The Seven Muses. Group show.. Aquarian Age Gallery. Boca Raton, FL

Faculty Show. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.


Quiet. Group exhibition. Temporary space. Wynwood. Miami, FL Curators: Jordan Massengale and Christopher Meesey

Faculty Show. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Alumni Invitational. Miami international University of Art and Design. Miami, FL.


MFA Thesis Exhibition. Miami International University of Art and Design. Miami, FL.

Connectivity: Embedded Solutions. One-person exhibition. Mark Wheeler Gallery. Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale, FL

FEMI-NINE. Group exhibition, Art Basel event. Estefano Arts Center. Miami, FL

Deck the Walls. Group exhibition. New Star Gallery. Hollywood, FL


Private Spaces. Group exhibition in a private space. Miami Shores, FL Curator: Mimi Botscheller

53rd Annual All Florida Competition. Boca Raton Museum of Art. Boca Raton, FL

STRATHMORE National Contest. Exhibition of work of graphite on Strathmore Paper. Merit Award

Lucid. Group show. Curator: Jordan Massengale. Temporary space for Art Basel Miami Beach. Wynwood, Miami, FL


Frenzy. Group show. Curator: Jordan Massengale. Temporary space. Wynwood Art District. Miami, FL


Selections from the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL. Boca Raton Museum of Art. Boca Raton Florida


XXIII FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA PEINTURE. Chateau Musee. Cagnes-Sur-Mer. France. * Curator: George Bolge


Our Own Show.  Society of Illustrators. New York, New York. *

Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS. Palm Beach, Florida. *

A complete history of exhibitions and awards dating back to 1974 is available on request.



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